Jump to content

A Photographic History Of Scottish Football


Recommended Posts

23 hours ago, tamthebam said:

I was at Easter Road that day as Hibs laboured to a 2-0 win over the Pars. Just at the end somebody in the Cowshed must have had a radio as a chant of "Hamilton, Hamilton, Hamilton" started from the back. This spread to the East Terrace as people cottoned on to the news.

It may be faulty memory but I'm sure it was also the one time I can remember the knackered scoreboard on top of the Cowshed roof actually working as it came up with the score "Rangers 0 Hamilton 1". Maybe an ancient Hibee can confirm.

Strange to think that Hibs, Hearts and Meadowbank were all scheduled to be at home that day. I was well on my way to get the supporters bus when the Meadowbank v Ayr game was called off.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

As I recall, it really took replays to establish what a vicious, deliberate assault it was.

Even when it was clear that Battiston had been very badly hurt, it seemed just like they'd clashed as Schumacher was beaten to the ball.  The fact that he had jumped into Battiston's head at speed with his hip, way late, took longer to establish.

Again, I wouldn't fault the ref on one viewing in real time, for failing to appreciate what had happened.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

22 hours ago, Dundee Hibernian said:

ES Clydebank played a solitary year in the senior Scottish leagues in season 64-65. Some well known names on this autograph page, Andy Roxburgh, one time Scotland manager, John Arrol (ex Dunfermline, Dundee, and Clyde among others), Bill Munro, who went on to become the Bankies most successful manager, and Arthur Hamill, 'Shire stalwart and capable of winding up Falkirk fans by just appearing on the park.

ES Clydebank 64-65.JPG

Yes Bill Munro was indeed great at Clydebank but he must have left all those skills behind in his time at Airdrie. In the Jim Gallagher /Andy Walker pic is that Jim "Jolly" Rodger in the Clydebank defence-great player for Airdrie. I will also apologise to Bankie fans for the 2003 scenario but it wisnae me.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Got very merry in there with a group of friendly Bankies one gloriously sunny and successful Saturday for Falkirk in May 1994, before going back to Glasgow and getting totally blootered. Many songs denigrating the footballing skills and even the parentage of our Fife pals may indeed have been sung that evening.

Edited by Ranaldo Bairn
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest TheJTS98
On 09/02/2021 at 23:00, DiegoDiego said:


I was quite young at the time of that game and established the fact in my mind that France = shite at football. I was incredulous when they won in '98.

 

On 09/02/2021 at 23:04, Shotts56 said:

They had just won Euro 84 and really unlucky to lose in the World Cup semi-final in 86.  Which shows what a good result that was for us.  But yes, they did lose their way for a few years after that.  

I've always found the French national team a hard thing to pin down. I respect their dedication to extremes.

Until 82 they'd been roundly shite, but then went on a tournament run from 82-86 of World Cup semi, Euros winner, World Cup semi, before failing to qualify for three of the next four tournaments and getting knocked out winless in the first round the only time they did (Euro 92).

Once they got back in in 96, they started a run of Euro semis, World Cup winners, Euros winners. Then ended that run by getting knocked out of the World Cup in the first round without scoring a goal.

A very strange side. Having just been in a Euros final and won the World Cup, they're due to miss tournaments for a decade or so.

France have played at 12 World Cups since the second world war. In all but one of them they've either gone out in the first round or made the semi-finals. No messing about with mediocrity.

Edited by TheJTS98
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, SlipperyP said:

I've mentioned him a few times on several threads, but never by name, but today I will. Alex Hamill, my brother-law https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Hamill

While shovelling snow from the front path on Thursday morning, he felt ill and went in the house to tell my sister.  He had chest and neck pain.  My sister took no risk (as he is never sick) and called 999.  The ambulance arrived and the paramedics were in the house assessing him, during this time he had a full blown heart attack, and was hooked up and taken to Edinburgh Hospital (they stay in central Fife).  He would have died if they were not at the scene.  He is a very fit 59 yo, doesn't drink or smoke and runs every day.  All 5 arteries of the heart were blocked, he has heart disease, and never knew.

Today(Monday) he will be entering surgery for a quadruple bypass.  Good luck Alex.

Tottenham

499888112_alextot.png.902cd671b3224b27e8fb70d2f23d34a9.png

Signing for Hearts in 1980 from Tottenham Hotspur Youth

Alex%20Hamill%20signs%20for%20Hearts%201

Playing for Hamilton (Captain)

9tEtcmTwTmIHPW5He420PJU_WlFOTEEprsfbKe49

Forfar Athletic (Captain)

1076.jpg

He also went on to be the assistant manger at Cowdebeath and won promotion, he ended his career at East Fife as player/assistant manger with friend Steve Archibald.

 

 

 

 

Good luck

Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, SlipperyP said:

I've mentioned him a few times on several threads, but never by name, but today I will. Alex Hamill, my brother-law https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Hamill

While shovelling snow from the front path on Thursday morning, he felt ill and went in the house to tell my sister.  He had chest and neck pain.  My sister took no risk (as he is never sick) and called 999.  The ambulance arrived and the paramedics were in the house assessing him, during this time he had a full blown heart attack, and was hooked up and taken to Edinburgh Hospital (they stay in central Fife).  He would have died if they were not at the scene.  He is a very fit 59 yo, doesn't drink or smoke and runs every day.  All 5 arteries of the heart were blocked, he has heart disease, and never knew.

 

 

 

 

 

That is the scary bit - shows that it can happen to anyone.

Good luck to him today.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've mentioned him a few times on several threads, but never by name, but today I will. Alex Hamill, my brother-law https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Hamill
While shovelling snow from the front path on Thursday morning, he felt ill and went in the house to tell my sister.  He had chest and neck pain.  My sister took no risk (as he is never sick) and called 999.  The ambulance arrived and the paramedics were in the house assessing him, during this time he had a full blown heart attack, and was hooked up and taken to Edinburgh Hospital (they stay in central Fife).  He would have died if they were not at the scene.  He is a very fit 59 yo, doesn't drink or smoke and runs every day.  All 5 arteries of the heart were blocked, he has heart disease, and never knew.
Today(Monday) he will be entering surgery for a quadruple bypass.  Good luck Alex.
Tottenham
499888112_alextot.png.902cd671b3224b27e8fb70d2f23d34a9.png
Signing for Hearts in 1980 from Tottenham Hotspur Youth
Alex%2520Hamill%2520signs%2520for%2520Hearts%25201980.jpg&key=34c30dcda22452e28fb32635028da1e24b8301ab67309ebcf5a6c715c30f4b18
Playing for Hamilton (Captain)
9tEtcmTwTmIHPW5He420PJU_WlFOTEEprsfbKe49eaDe5ARl0H8_oS6zkcUzt0Adnz7l6ad7CJOs8nZo5xdOW2f9-tIPpC0VtEGYmsw-g65SYZAWoVK2D-z7L4YTWjXEPQvn&key=ae581dccf4009e0c6c129b0ad12ebc21292b89d5c8ad713537377af49a932081
Forfar Athletic (Captain)
1076.jpg&key=93f4c6c6e620191ef372d83989867825aac34e0a1fa6b580138cb2a79454b476
He also went on to be the assistant manger at Cowdebeath and won promotion, he ended his career at East Fife as player/assistant manger with friend Steve Archibald.
 
 
 
 
Sorry to hear that and best of luck to him. I have vague memories of him playing for Accies.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 hours ago, SlipperyP said:

I've mentioned him a few times on several threads, but never by name, but today I will. Alex Hamill, my brother-law https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Hamill

While shovelling snow from the front path on Thursday morning, he felt ill and went in the house to tell my sister.  He had chest and neck pain.  My sister took no risk (as he is never sick) and called 999.  The ambulance arrived and the paramedics were in the house assessing him, during this time he had a full blown heart attack, and was hooked up and taken to Edinburgh Hospital (they stay in central Fife).  He would have died if they were not at the scene.  He is a very fit 59 yo, doesn't drink or smoke and runs every day.  All 5 arteries of the heart were blocked, he has heart disease, and never knew.

Today(Monday) he will be entering surgery for a quadruple bypass.  Good luck Alex.

Tottenham

499888112_alextot.png.902cd671b3224b27e8fb70d2f23d34a9.png

Signing for Hearts in 1980 from Tottenham Hotspur Youth

Alex%20Hamill%20signs%20for%20Hearts%201

Playing for Hamilton (Captain)

9tEtcmTwTmIHPW5He420PJU_WlFOTEEprsfbKe49

Forfar Athletic (Captain)

1076.jpg

He also went on to be the assistant manger at Cowdebeath and won promotion, he ended his career at East Fife as player/assistant manger with friend Steve Archibald.

 

 

 

 

He is your brother and he had undetected heart disease. For your own peace of mind, maybe a wee health check would be a decent idea. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 hours ago, SlipperyP said:

I've mentioned him a few times on several threads, but never by name, but today I will. Alex Hamill, my brother-law https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Hamill

While shovelling snow from the front path on Thursday morning, he felt ill and went in the house to tell my sister.  He had chest and neck pain.  My sister took no risk (as he is never sick) and called 999.  The ambulance arrived and the paramedics were in the house assessing him, during this time he had a full blown heart attack, and was hooked up and taken to Edinburgh Hospital (they stay in central Fife).  He would have died if they were not at the scene.  He is a very fit 59 yo, doesn't drink or smoke and runs every day.  All 5 arteries of the heart were blocked, he has heart disease, and never knew.

Today(Monday) he will be entering surgery for a quadruple bypass.  Good luck Alex.

Tottenham

499888112_alextot.png.902cd671b3224b27e8fb70d2f23d34a9.png

Signing for Hearts in 1980 from Tottenham Hotspur Youth

Alex%20Hamill%20signs%20for%20Hearts%201

Playing for Hamilton (Captain)

9tEtcmTwTmIHPW5He420PJU_WlFOTEEprsfbKe49

Forfar Athletic (Captain)

1076.jpg

He also went on to be the assistant manger at Cowdebeath and won promotion, he ended his career at East Fife as player/assistant manger with friend Steve Archibald.

 

 

 

 

Best wishes

Link to comment
Share on other sites

29 minutes ago, Wee Jock Poopong McPlop said:

He is your brother and he had undetected heart disease. For your own peace of mind, maybe a wee health check would be a decent idea. 

Presumably a brother in law is not a blood relative,  but health checks are good, my heart attack was a surprise.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

29 minutes ago, ropy said:

Presumably a brother in law is not a blood relative,  but health checks are good, my heart attack was a surprise.

You’re right, when I read it I never saw “in-law”. Never mind a health check, it’s an eye sight check I need. And before you ask, the answer is yes, I am a grade one referee. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...